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Teacher/Course Leader - Digital Arts (Animation)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for a Teacher/Course Leader to join our team.

We are looking for a teacher to contribute to the delivery of our courses in Animation and Computer Games, primarily to level 3 students. The job will also entail some responsibilities as Course Leader, where you will manage the planning and running of a particular course. The role will be spilt equally with half of your time as a Teacher across the department and the other half as a Course Leader in one of our smaller areas. We would consider applicants who were interested in a fractional post.

Creative Media and Digital Arts is a department of more than 400 learners and 30 members of staff delivering Animation, Esports, Games Design and Development, Journalism, Media and TV&Film, at our state of the art Quarry Hill Campus. We deliver a varied curriculum of academic and technical skills to students mostly aged 16-19 at levels one, two and three, including T levels and Access to HE.

Our highly skilled team of specialist teachers and support staff takes pride in developing our students’ personal and employability skills to prepare them for their future life and work. We have a strong emphasis on working as a team, offering mutual support and flexibility while striving for the highest standards for our students. Our ultimate goal is to enable our learners to become independent, skilled individuals who excel in the industry specialisms they have chosen.

What You Will Do

  • Our students learn skills across a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to: 
    • 3D animation, 2D animation, stop motion animation, 3D modelling, Game engines, digital graphics, narrative design
  • The ideal candidate will have skills in a number of these areas.
  • Planning delivery of the subject matter, creating lessons and teaching resources in line with the objectives of the curriculum. 
  • Teaching the principles and practical skills to help our students along the path to a career in the digital arts industry. 
  • Tracking individual student progress: assessing work and feeding back in a way which helps learners to develop their abilities and understanding.
  • Working as part of a team to create a nurturing, positive environment for the students.
  • Overseeing the development and running of the course. This includes having oversight of student retention and progress, as well as ensuring quality in the delivery of the curriculum.

About You

  • Relevant, up to date knowledge of your subject specialism. 
  • Qualified to degree level in  Animation, Computer Games or a related discipline. 
  • Hold, or be working towards a recognised teaching qualification. 
  • Comfortable in front of groups of students.
  • Able to strategise and co-ordinate delivery of the curriculum.
  • You will be able to apply restorative practice to your communications with students and colleagues and be a proactive, flexible and supportive member of the team.
  • You will also have experience of processes ensuring that courses are delivered within the guidelines of the college-wide quality assurance policies and contribute enthusiastically to the overall success of the department and campus.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

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